Kenmore 76209 Review

Kenmore 76209

Kenmore 76209 Kenmore
76209

Refrigerator
Capacity: 22.4 cu ft
Width: 32-7/8"
MSRP: $1300
Price Level

$58

Per Cu Ft
Features

7

Key Items
Energy Use

465

kWh Annual
Water & Ice

1

Key Items
Warranty

1 / 1

Yrs P/L SRS

Ratings Guide   Best Better Good FairPoor



Key Strengths & Weaknesses
Price
Level
The price per cubic foot of refrigerator capacity is 16% lower than average and ranks in the top 50% of new refrigerators for price efficiency. Each cubic foot costs about $10 less than the average new refrigerator.
Features The Kenmore 76209 has an average number of features that represents a standard new refrigerator. It has more features than a basic refrigerator, but doesn't offer premium features found on higher-cost models.  
Energy
Use
According to EnergyGuide estimates this model will use 8% less electricity than the average new refrigerator and ranks in the top 50% for less energy usage. Annual electricty use is about 35 kWh lower than average.
Water
& Ice
Basic system with only an icemaker. The water-line is not filtered and it does not include an external or internal water dispensing system. Dispensers are convenient features found on about 60% of new refrigerators.  
Warranty
SRS
The manufacturer's limited warranty is the basic 1-year parts and labor. Some brands offer longer warranties on the sealed refrigeration system, including expensive components such as the compressor.  


Kenmore 76209 Refrigerator


General Ratings
MSRP $1300 MSRP - The Manufacture Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is 19% lower than average and ranks in the top 40% of new refrigerators for affordability. It is priced about $299 less than average.
ENERGY
STAR
ENERGY STAR Qualified - The Kenmore 76209 is ENERGY STAR qualified and meets or exceeds the federal standards for energy efficiency. About 85% of new refrigerators are ENERGY STAR qualified.
Availability Available - This model should still be available for purchase from Kenmore or their associated retailers. Refrigerator designs are not changed as often, but may become abruptly discontinued.
Sabbath
Mode
No Sabbath Mode - Does not include a mode that helps individuals abide by Jewish law prohibiting work on the Sabbath. This mode is not common and is only available on about 10% of new refrigerators.  


Size & Style Ratings
Capacity 22.4 cu ft - The cubic foot capacity of this refrigerator is about average when compared to all other new refrigerators. The volume is within about 0.2 cu ft of the average-size new refrigerator.  
Space
Allocation
15.5 cu ft (69%) Fresh, 6.9 cu ft (31%) Freeze - The average percent capacity for new refrigerators is about 69% fresh food, 31% freezer. This model allocates it's space about average.
Color Black - Refrigerator colors are a personal choice that should reflect your taste and complement your kitchen. While this refrigerator is not stainless steel, it's protective paint and coating is still very durable.  
Depth Standard-Depth 34-1/4" - Most refrigerators are between 30" - 36" in depth and extend out a few inches beyond your base kitchen cabinets. Shallower refrigerators termed counter-depth are also available.  
Lighting Standard - Incandescent or CFL bulb lighting is common, but they take up more space than LEDs and are not as bright. They also radiate heat that can potentially shorten the shelf-life of meat and perishables.  


Water & Ice Ratings
Icemaker Icemaker Included - About 80% of new refrigerators like the Kenmore 76209 are equipped with a factory installed icemaker and ice bin. Most consumers feel it's an indispensable feature for drinks.
Dispenser No Dispenser - This model is not equipped with a water or ice dispenser. This saves on electricity usage, but about 60% of new refrigerators come equipped with one as most consumers find them useful.  
Filter No Water Filter - Water supply line is not filtered inside the refrigerator. Filters help remove particles and impuities and improve taste. Not required if you already have a whole-house water filter.  
Auto-Fill No Auto-Fill - Not applicable as this refrigerator is not fitted with a water and ice dispensing system. Auto-fill allows you to preselect a specific amount of water and fill-up the container hands-free.  


Fresh Food Ratings
Evaporator Single Evaporator System - Fresh food and freezer sections use the same evaporator, which is standard on most refrigerators. Humidity levels are maintained at the same level in both compartments.  
Temp
Drawer
No Temperature-Controlled Drawer - Does not have a drawer with an independent temperature control. This feature is convenient for keeping meats, beverages, or other foods at a colder temperature.  
Chill &
Freeze
No Fast Chill / Freeze - The Kenmore 76209 cannot rapidly chill drinks and beverages, or quickly freeze items such as softened ice cream. This feature is usually found on some higher-priced models.  
Crispers Humidity Control - Includes crisper humidity controls for flexibility in preserving freshness. You can select higher humidity levels for most vegetables, or lower levels that are appropriate for many fruits.
Door
Alarm
No Door Alarm - If you or your children have ever accidentally left the refrigerator door slightly open, you realize that this can be a wonderful feature. Helps prevent wasted electricity or even food spoilage.  
Temp
Alarm
No Temperature Alarm - Does not have the capability to alert you if the interior refrigerator temperature rises above an unsafe limit. No audible warning of power outages or internal system failures.  


Convenience Ratings
Gallon
Door Bins
Gallon Door Bins - The Kenmore 76209 has door bins that will hold gallon milk or juice jugs. Gallon jugs are heavy, cumbersome, and frequently accessed - large door bins make the job much easier.
Door
In Door
No Door-In-Door - Standard refrigerator doors without an additional storage compartment. Door-in-door is normally only found on some high-end refrigerators and allows you to easily access your favorite items.  
Glass
Shelves
Glass Shelves - Fitted with glass shelves that can contain spilled liquids to one shelf level. Shelf height can be adjusted up and down to accommodate tall food items and are easily removed for cleaning.
Auto
Defrost
Automatic Defrost - Interior coils are automatically heated at regular intervals to remove frost that builds-up due to moisture in the air. Most new refrigerators on the market have auto-defrost capability.
Double
Drawers
Single Compartments - Designed with the standard single fresh food and freezer compartments. Some refrigerators have dual fresh food drawers or dual freezer drawers for added convenience.  
Can
Rack
No Can Rack - Does not include a special rack or compartment that stores canned drinks. While this feature is helpful to some consumers, you can still keep your space organized and store your cans without it.  
Wine
Holder
No Wine Holder - While this refrigerator does not have a separately designed compartment for storing or chilling bottles of wine, it offers several multi-use areas that can be used for wine bottle placement.  


Control Ratings
Temp
Control
Electronic Temperature Control - Like most new refrigerators, the Kenmore 76209 temperature controls are digital. Modern electronic controls are more accurate than mechanical and easier to use.
Temp
Display
Digital Temperature Display - Internal refrigerator temperature is digitally displayed so you can monitor levels for safety and correctness. Desired temperatures can be adjusted as required.
LCD No LCD Touch-Screen - Like most refrigerators, this model does not have a Liquid Crystal Display for monitoring operations and selecting options. LCD's are sometimes included on higher-end refrigerators.  
Wi-Fi No Wi-Fi - Does not include the latest technology that allows you to use special software applications designed for the kitchen area, and to interface with the Internet. Only available on a few models.  


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